Two thoughts here one, why are they not in full gear and scba, second standing directly in front of the car, espeacially with the front bumper shocks with a fire. We will attempt to pop the hood by the release and then if unsuccessful peel the corner and hit it with a stream, oh and we will use foam, seemed like they were just using water only. We also have recently put porta-power units that we will try and pop the hoods with after the bulk of fire is out.
I don't know what to say! Amatures! Lets start here. They do not know their job, idicated by the following. 1) no helmets, 2) no gloves, 3) no bunker gear, 4) no SCBA, 5) power saw on a car fire WTF?. Have they never been to a car fire before? Hoods are easily opend with the proper tools, training and knowledge of how to use tools. These guys ahd a pathetic performance on this day.
#1 Put your damn gear on....ALL OF IT....STUPID..!!!! #2..learn how to use your equipment....K-Bar...Para-tool...if desperate enough a good axe will part sheet metal quite nicely....but 1st off learn the basics...like how to put the proper gear on...
Either a piercing nozzle (if people want to take the time to connect it) or dig the ads end of a halligan in and peel back toward the windshield. That should gibe enough of an opening to at least knock it down.